Texas Trophy White Tail Deer Hunting

White Tail Hunting Program

Thunderhill Ranch is a Managed High Fence Ranching Facility. In addition to our whitetail breeding program, Thunderhill Ranch offers Texas white tail deer hunting. The trophy hunting program includes lodging and all meals on site. Each hunter will be personally guided by one member of our ranch staff and there will be at most two hunters at any one time. Each ranch staff guide will have the freedom to escort their assigned hunter on any part of the 840 acre high fenced ranch. A total of six blinds are strategically located throughout the ranch; two of these are designed to easily accommodate limited mobility hunters.

Prior to any hunting, you will be required to demonstrate shooting skills at the rifle range. Our Intense Wildlife Management has enabled Thunderhill Ranch to present the opportunity for harvesting 150+ inch B&C bucks. Thunderhill Ranch topography offers a challenging hunting environment.

All hunters, prior to arrival at the ranch, will be required to acknowledge and sign a “Hunt Contract and Liability Indemnification Agreement”.

What Makes Thunderhill Ranch Your Best Choice ?

  • Accommodations Second-to-None
  • First-Class Texas White Tail Deer Hunting Experience
  • Expert Guides
  • Gourmet Meals
  • First Class Service Staff
  • Intense Wildlife Management on Ranch
  • On Site Processing
  • Taxidermy Arrangements

Accomodations

Hunter’s Cabin

Flat Screen T.V, DVD Player, iPod plug in, Wireless Internet, Wine Grotto, Refrigerator/Freezer, Coffee Maker, Cook Top, Wood Burning Fireplace, Bathroom with Shower, Laundry Room, Double Bed, Cot Loft, Covered Porch, Fire Pit.

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Maggie’s Cabin

Double Bed, Cot Loft, Wireless Internet, Bathroom and Shower, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Bang and Olufsen CD Player, Covered Porch.

Barnroom

Double Bed, Bathroom with Shower, Wireless Internet, Coffee Maker.

Pavillion

Cuisine

Ranch Honor

Philosophy :Thunderhill Ranch has a passion for high standards, and will always provide you with excellent service and hospitality. With personal guide attention; unforgettable accommodations, and a hunting and harvesting experience to be treasured forever, Thunderhill Ranch is ready to exceed your expectations.

It is the intention of Thunderhill Ranch to provide the hunter a reasonable opportunity to harvest deer buck of the caliber advertised by the ranch. In the event that opportunity does not present itself, you may return to hunt again at a mutual acceptable date.

In the event a shot is attempted and/or a deer is wounded, the obligation of Thunderhill Ranch has been met. Every reasonable attempt will be made to recover a wounded deer.

Safety is the most important factor for this or any hunt. Any consumption of alcohol will end hunting for that day. Be sure to follow all instructions given by your guide. Your guide will confer and coordinate with you to determine deer to be harvested prior to taking a shot. You must receive approval from the guide before any shot. Presentation of a 150+ Buck, approved by your guide for harvest will fulfill the obligations of Thunderhill Ranch; There will be no booking fee refund.

*This is not a guaranteed hunt; the hunter may go home empty handed.

Hunter’s Mark Package

There are two scheduled hunting packages per week, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. A package includes a total of 4 hunts over 3 days.

Check In Time is 1:00 p.m., Check Out Time is 12:00 p.m.

Day One

BEGIN END EVENT
1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Registration at Ranch Headquarters Office
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Refreshments, Appetizers, Orientation at Headquarters Office, Transfer to Lodging
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Mandatory Rifle Zeroing:100 yard checkout prior to hunting
4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. One-on-one Guided Hunting
7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner

Day Two

BEGIN END EVENT
5:30 a.m. —————– Wake up Knock on Door
6:00 a.m. 6:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Served in Deer Processing Kitchen
6:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. One-on-One Guided Hunting
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Country Brunch at Deer Barn or Pavilion(depending on weather)
12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Leisure Time
3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. One-on-One Guided Hunting
7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner

Final Day

BEGIN END EVENT
5:30 a.m. —————– Wake up Knock on Door
6:00 a.m. 6:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Served at Deer Processing Kitchen
6:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. One-on-One Guided Hunting
11:00 a.m. —————– Country Brunch at Deer Barn or Pavilion(depending on weather)
12:00 p.m. —————– Check Out at Ranch Office

There are a total of 4 Hunts over a 3 day package.

*Guide and Cook tips are not included in Thunderhill Ranch billing.
It is customary to tip 15-20% of the price of the hunt.

Trophy Hunting Prices

All hunts require a non-refundable $3,000 deposit when booked. There is no additional fee for non-hunting family. Non-hunting guest will pay a $200 per day fee.

Lodging and Meals $1,500
Lodging Bed Tax @ 10% $150
One on One Guide, Open Bar, Transportation, Deer Caping, & Field Dressing $1,350
TOTAL BOOKING FEE $3,000

There are limited number of Thunderhill Ranch hunts available each year. Once they are booked, we will begin booking for the following season. Fees are subject to change without notice.

The Trophy fee must be paid in full prior to the departure date. All bucks taken will be scored at the ranch and the total inches of horn: no deductions and non-typical B & C scoring will be used to determine Final Trophy Fee Pricing.

Wounded animals; any animal leaving a blood trail, will be charged the same as a kill.

In the event a buck is harvested at less than 150 B&C there will be no additional charge above booking fee.

B&C Score BOOKING FEE TROPHY FEE TOTAL HUNTING FEE
150 to 159 $3,000 $4,000 $7,000
160 to 169 $3,000 $5,500 $8,500
170 to 179 $3,000 $6,500 $9,500
180 to 189 $3,000 $7,500 $10,500
190 to 199 $3,000 $10,000 $13,000

*In the event that the B&C Score totals above 200 the Booking Fee will be $3,000 and the Trophy Fee $12,000 for a total hunting fee of $15,000.

Thunderhill Ranch Accepts Cash, Checks and Money Orders and all Major Credit Cards.

Hunting Essentials

All hunters

  • will obtain a Texas hunting license before arrival at the ranch.
  • will be required to acknowledge and sign the Hunt Contract and Liability Indemnification Agreement
  • will abide by the laws of the United States of America, State of Texas and Llano County, and including rules set by Thunderhill Ranch.
  • will be personally guided by one of our ranch staff guides. The guide will determine the classification of all bucks prior to harvest an inform the hunter of approximate B & C score and Trophy Fee.

What to Bring

  • Rifle – Not less than a .243 rifle, zeroed in at 100 yards at Thunderhill Ranch
  • Ammunition
  • Hunting Attire
  • Personal Items
  • Cooler suitable to transport your deer harvest
  • Valid Texas Hunting License
  • Hunters Safety Certification if applicable

Booking Arrangements

Contact Jimmy Davenport to arrange booking. 1.713.446.7978 or email cjd@thunderhillranch.com